How we inherit masculine and feminine behaviours: a new idea about environment and genes
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The now infamous Google memo, written by engineer James Damore, has inflamed longstanding debates about the differences between women and men.
Right kind of collaboration is key to solving environmental problems
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Society's ability to solve environmental problems is tied to how different actors collaborate and the shape and form of the networks they create, says a new study from researchers at Stockholm Resilience Centre which is published ...
Industrial "edge cities" have helped China grow
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China's massive investment in industrial parks has paid economic dividends while reshaping the urban areas where they are located, according to a newly published study co-authored by an MIT expert on urban economics.
Scientist emphasizes importance of multi-level thinking
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A new paper touches on a range of deep questions within and outside the atmospheric sciences, including insights into the nature of science itself, and of scientific understanding—what it means to understand a scientific ...
Citrus: From luxury item to cash crop
5 hours ago
New research from Tel Aviv University reveals that citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite and plots the route and evolution of the citrus trade in the ancient Mediterranean.
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymandering
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Some of the brightest minds in math arrived at Tufts University last week to tackle an issue lawyers and political scientists have been struggling with for decades.
Early Indian Ocean trade routes bring chicken, black rat to eastern Africa
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The earliest introduction of domestic chickens and black rats from Asia to the east coast of Africa came via maritime routes between the 7th and 8th centuries AD. In a paper published August 17, 2017 in the journal PLOS ONE, ...
Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers
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Researchers say they have found a new clue into the mysterious exodus of ancient cliff-dwelling people from the Mesa Verde area of Colorado more than 700 years ago: DNA from the bones of domesticated turkeys.
Gender norms are still important for women's choice of college major
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Traditional cultural norms about gendered roles and femininity still matter for women's choice of college major, says Ann Beutel of the University of Oklahoma in the US. Beutel and her colleagues published a study in Springer's ...
Language puts ordinary people at a disadvantage in the criminal justice system
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Language is pervasive throughout the criminal justice system. A textual chain follows a person from the moment they are arrested until their day in court, and it is all underpinned by meticulously drafted legislation. At ...